Tuesday, June 5, 2012
I usually sleep through the rare astronomical wonders, but I hope to catch this one, since the sun will be up.
From National Geographic:
“This Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on where you live, sky-watchers around the world will be able to see a cosmic spectacle known as a transit of Venus. The events are so rare that only six Venus transits have been observed since the invention of the telescope more than 400 years ago.”
“This is the Official Sun-Earth Day webcast for the Venus Transit brought to you live from the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii.”
From The New York Times:
“The rare astronomical event, known as the transit of Venus, comes in pairs about once every century, with the previous one occurring in 2004. The next one will not take place until 2117, making the event on Tuesday truly a last-chance opportunity. Unless, of course, it rains.”
Posted by Magpie Mind at 12:59 AM